More than a year after the release of a final report by an advisory commission on troubled Rakhine state, political analysts and rights experts have cast doubt on the Myanmar government’s claim that it has implemented most of the panel’s recommendations.
The nine-member Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by late former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, called for reviews of the country’s Citizenship Law and an end to restrictions on its Rohingya Muslim minority to prevent further violence in the beleaguered region. The recommendations were issued in August 2017 after a year-long review of ethnic and religious strife in the western state.
The report included recommendations on the country’s citizenship verification process for Rohingya, their rights and equality before the law, their freedom of movement, and the situation of those who are confined to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.
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